T-Shirt Quilts

Recycle your clothes! Turn your memories into a T-Shirt Quilt.

It takes 20 t-shirts to make a stadium blanket size quilt.

Made in Blythewood SC or Cambridge MA.

Contact Ann or Kathy @ materialthreads@yahoo.com

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Sales Bag

Back in the day, a traveling salesman would have a demo suitcase. Today they are called sales bags. Here is a peak into our Sales Bag

Fortunately we do not have to travel around like this  anymore.
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Spring updates

Spring is here and the creative juices are flowing. We are updating to our current inventory line up, as well as adding to it


We have also reapplied to several of our past venues. We hope to see you again at Central Flea (they have changed their name, more on that to come), Metro West Humane, Somerville Track, Linden Pond and the Argenziano School.

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Snowman in a Jar!

The children in the dollhouse are bemoaning the  passing of winter. They miss their snowmen. So, we put them in a jar!

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Miniature clothing

It is Halloween and the young fella who lives in our dollhouse is trying on his Halloween outfit.

The set includes a hat and a wizard cape.

The doll model is a Polly Pocket and he stands 3 3/4 inches tall. (not for sale)

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MT Miniatures

Welcome to the world of Material Threads miniatures. 1:12 size miniatures for the dollhouse or to collect.

First up; a beach tote bag, includes a towel, sandals, and a magazine. (A few have sunglasses.)

Note the towel and sunglasses are not removable.

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Cross Body Bags – The Hipster Purse

Each year we like to celebrate our anniversary with something new. Introducing our new cross body hipster purse!  This little bag sits nicely on your hip. It is the perfect size for your phone, wallet and keys.  If you like to swap out your bag for different seasons, then this is the bag for you. Reasonably priced , they come in a dozen of different designs.


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2018 Fall Craft Fair Schedule


Sunday October 14, 2018        Central Flea (again)    Cambridge, MA 

Saturday November 10, 2018   Linden Pond   Hingham, MA

Saturday November 24, 2018  Somerville High Track    Somerville, MA

Friday November 30, 2018   Argentino School   Somerville, MA

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MetroWest Humane Society

This Craft Fair sponsored by the Humane Society supports a cat shelter in the MetroWest area. It is a wonderful  event! The weather was great and the location is perfect.  We meet lots of nice people. Someone always has a good suggestion for an interesting  bag design. This was our fifth year and we are looking forward to returning again in 2019.


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Embellish your bag -update


Our display at craft shows.

A customer asked me what was the difference between a brooch and a pin. I gave her an answer but then I thought I’d look it up. For all who are like minded, here is some of what I found. (There was a lot.)

A brooch is an ornamental piece of jewelry that can be affixed to clothing, cloaks or hats by means of a pin  with or without a clasp. However, “pins” are the general category for such pieces of jewelry, and “brooches” are a specific type of pin. So all brooches are pins, but all pins are not brooches. Brooches were first worn in a functional capacity to fasten or secure articles of clothing. They evolved from  simple pins to elaborate and decorative during the Middle Ages. Brooches have been constructed out of every conceivable jewelry material from precious metals to plastic. Every motif, theme, fad and fashion has been construed as appropriate for brooch design. All manner of jewelry techniques have been applied from enamel, gem-setting, animation, engraving, etc. allowing brooches to become badges that make a statement. We must have a statement for you.

These definitions are loose, and one person may call a piece a brooch, while another calls the same piece a pin. Both brooches and pins are meant to adorn clothing. We use ours to adorn the bags.

So, there you have it; a pin is a category, a brooch is a pin in the category.






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